April Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day

“April Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for coming up with GBBD. This is the day (15th of the month) in which we post everything which is blooming in our gardens.

This is such a great way to keep track from year to year what is blooming in a particular month, but next year I will have to keep in mind that many of 2010’s April’s blooms are unusual because of the extremely cold winter we had many flowers have shown up two to three weeks late. March had little blooming, and now April has almost an overabundance.

The garden amaryllis have just started blooming.



Of course the azaleas are the predominant flowers now.




The roses have started blooming.



Blushing Knockout, my favorite.



The white Lady Banks rose is doing very well this year.



The citrus trees are blooming and perfuming the entire area.



Kwansan cherry trees still are blooming though many of the flowers are starting to rain pink petals when the wind blows.



Even though the flowers are small, the ajuga is making up for that with the quantity of flowers this year.



Also, still blooming are the violas and petunias.



The day blooming Jessamine has started blooming, and the last camellia has finally opened.



All in all, this has not been a bad Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. In fact, it has encouraged me to look forward to April’s.


  1. April 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    So beautiful! I am zone 7b, so we actually share many of the same blooms. My knockout roses just started blooming this week, after taking all of three months off to rest. Those shrubs are amazing!

  2. keewee said,

    April 16, 2010 at 11:26 am

    What a lovely collection of flowers to celebrate bloom day.

  3. Janet said,

    April 16, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Wonderful blooms Jan. A friend just gave me some of his Amaryllis that looks like yours. I am taking it with me to SC.
    This is the first year I have had ajuga growing and am very impressed. What you said is correct, volume of blooms indeed!

  4. Swimray said,

    April 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Wow. Amaryllis growing outdoors. I wish. (I also wish I didn’t previously post my comment in the WRONG place.)

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